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PwC ambassadors ignite ‘Enfusiasm’ in London college students

ImageStaff from PwC’s London office are spending time with students from Oasis Park Shirley college in Croydon as part of the firm’s, ‘One Firm One May’ campaign.

‘One Firm One May’ saw PwC staff  join forces for a nationwide volunteering and fundraising event with a theme of ‘supporting social enterprise’ throughout the month of May. The aim of this event is to make a long-lasting impact in the local communities by sharing vital business skills with social entrepreneurs and fundraising to help the most disadvantaged people in society. 2013 will be the fourth year that PwC rallies employees from all over the UK to work to one goal – To spend time in the community and make a difference.

PwC Chairman Ian Powell said:

‘Our efforts to help the most vulnerable in our communities go beyond a month of concentrated support, but we hope that by running a focused event throughout May we can highlight what a difference sharing some of the skills we use in our everyday work can make to the future prospects of a social enterprise and those members of society that they support.’

After being impressed by their approach to igniting the ‘intrapreneur’ in young British people PwC associate, Aysegul Kazdal elected to work with the careers Social Enterprise Enfuse Youth CIC. Kazdal has organised for a group of volunteer ambassadors to support the work of Enfuse Youth through a day’s volunteering at Oasis Academy Shirley Park to share their insights on study, work and the world of jobs and careers.

Enfuse Youth have promoted the term ‘intrapreneur’ based on management consultant Gifford Pinchots’ term for individuals within large corporations taking direct responsibility for generating innovative ideas. 

Enfuse Youth founder, Andre Campbell, said:

“We were delighted when PwC contacted us. It’s really important that young people are shown clear routes to the intrapreneur in them, and that they stop second guessing their careers. Our PwC ambassadors are a great example of how you can do that.”

Director of Work Related Learning from Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Michelle Gibbins said:

“As a large academy we are forever trying to help students gain valuable skills which they can take with them into a work place. Many students are unaware of the importance of developing  these skills and many are shocked at the reality of being out of the security of the academy to being alone in the big wide world. Any help we can offer students to succeed is an absolute must”

Notes to Editors

About Enfuse Youth

Enfuse Youth CIC is a career Social Enterprise with a difference, having created £250,000 worth of employment opportunities for 12,500 14-19 year olds since 2010. Able to ignite enthusiasm in young people, Enfuse Youth brings out the intrapreneur in candidates by showing them a clear path to their dream career; be it traditional work, further education or own business creation.

For more information about Enfuse Youth and our six-week National Enfusiasm Week (NEW) Campaign contact Andre Campbell andre@enfuseyouth.com

About PwC

PwC firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with over 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

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Enfuse Schools opportunities! Last chance to join us!

If your 13-21 and would like an opportunity to develop your life and career opportunities outside school hours then this is for you! Welcome to Enfuse Schools

About Enfuse School

Enfuse School is an intensive, challenging and fun course to help young people to develop their employability and enterprise mindset. Enfuse School covers a wide range of programmes/topics from the promotion of self-employment and the development of businesses through to a focus on young people being ‘enterprising’ and entrepreneurial in their life and career endeavours.

Starting with school pupils and moving all the way through to young people and graduates. We work with a wide range of partners to stimulate the aspirations of young people, and to embed enterprise across all levels of education. Programmes are for mixed abilities and are separated into age categories 11-13 14-18 18-25.

Why should I apply?

If you have and want to land that dream career or has a burning idea you want to turn into a reality then Enfuse School is for you.

  • Discover how to take your idea forward;
  • Meet like-minded people;
  • Network with real entrepreneurs and peers
  • Gain important career tools and concepts
  • Add a certified experience to your CV
  • Have fun while developing your employability and enterprise skills
  • Develop your mindset towards life and career
  • Opportunities to gain work experience
  • Access to funding and expert advice
  • Previous Enfuse Youth Alumni have gone on to start-up businesses, gain employment and even start their own charities across the world.

How it works?

  • 2 half day sessions
  • Courses take place on evenings, weekends and half terms.
  • 3 months follow-up mentoring and access to exclusive career related opportunities and funding opportunities
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Choose one of our programmes which is right for you

Select Your Programme:

1. Mission Possible – Be Your Own Boss

This programme helps participants to understand what is really involved in starting their venture and whether self-employment is right for them. It also provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan and start a successful business. The programme is supported by a Business Advisory Service, part of which participants are provided with the services of an expert business adviser who will work with them on a one-to-one basis. Tried and tested entrepreneurs also feature in Enfuse School. So prepared to be immersed in their challenges on knowledge of the front line.

Topics covered:

  • Generation of the business ideas;
  • Feasibility of the business idea/business opportunity
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Business strategy and business planning
  • Sources of Funding, maintaining financial control
  • Pitching your business idea
  • Networking and benefits of social media

2. The Employable  

The programme helps participants to understand employability process and gain confidence, knowledge and skills to apply for the job in the current very competitive world of work. The session are hands on and will test and develop your skills and attitudes. You will also have dialogue with employers who are seeking enthusiastic talent.

Topics covered:

  • Personal appraisal and current skills check
  • Development of the personal action plan
  • Skills current employers are looking for
  • Search techniques (e.g. how to look for job/training opportunities)
  • How to write a CV
  • How to write covering letters
  • Interview skills
  • The pledge and next steps

3. The Fusebox – Launch the Career of Your Dreams

If you want to know ‘How’ to turn your enthusiasm into your dream career this session is for you.

The programme helps participants to understand their personal motivations, skills and attitudes they need to achieve their ideal career. The programme delivered over 3 sessions will enable you to develop the ‘enfuse mindset’ which will develop  map your pathway to your dream career.

Topics Covered:

  • Personal appraisal and current skills check
  • Career Options available to you
  • Development of the personal action plan / Mission Statement
  • Understanding the Employability Process
  • Develop Your Confidence in Interviews and Applications
  • Is self-employment an option for you
  • Pitching/selling yourself
  • The pledge and next steps

London Course Starting dates:

Saturday April 14th and 28th – Mission Possible – Be Your Own Boss

Saturday May 5th and 12th – The Fusebox – Launch the Career of Your Dreams

Saturday June 8th and 9th – The Employable 

 

How to Book:

Places are limited, please follow these steps to secure your place:

  1. Email info@enfuseyouth.com to get an application form
  2. Fill in the application form
  3. Send it to info@enfuseyouth.com
  4. We will be in touch to carry a phone interview prior to accepting you on the course
  5. We will send you a confirmation letter with all details and a welcome pack

Prices

Young People – £40 per course

Special offers on group booking and referrals Contact Us For Details

(Participants in Enfuse London will receive a 50% discount on their first session)

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Teenbiz

TeenBiz is the UK’s first business start up scheme aimed at teens 13-18

Enterprise

Launching 1st November, to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship week www.gew.org.uk.

From the 1st January every month two students* will receive up to £500 start up funding, a business mentor and a start up pack. We’re calling it ‘Business in a Box’ which will give students items they need to do business for real; for example Companies House set up, business cards, a website, a stationery voucher, office space, USB sticks, logo design, legal advice and virtual PA service. Winners will also receive a Natwest Business Bank Account.

TeenBiz aims to provide talented entrepreneurs a step on the ladder and over the next 3 years we aim to help 100 new businesses.

Very good opportunity for young people to start up funding! You can apply here: http://www.teenbiz.org.uk/#

Applicants are reviewed by the TeenBiz team on a monthly basis and five short listed applicants are passed to the sponsor who will then choose the winner. Awards start from the 1st of January 2012.

Don´t miss it!

@teenbizUK

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Good opportunity! Business start-ups competition

Marketest, online quantitative market research experts for entrepreneurs organise its

2nd business start-up competition.
Objectives:
Stimulate and promote entrepreneurial initiative in the UK
Bring out new business ideas
Support the transition from the idea to the launching stage
Promote and reward start-up projects

Who can enter?

Anyone from 18 years old who has a new business idea!
Your idea doesn’t have to fit into a box, no matter your target market, industry or service we want to hear about your business idea!

What’s the benefit?

ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • Entitled to tailored market research at a 15% discount rate for a period of 12 months.
  • A 50% discount on every market research report bought for/by the entrepreneurs that you support

THE WINNER:
Expertly tailored and personal market research report for your business plan worth:
An online survey of your target market (potential clients)

  • 1st prize: market research project worth £1000
  • 2nd prize: market research project worth £500
VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY for those who want to start a business and need some support.
The applications forms will be available until April 30th.  Then a judge will choose the best ideas and the winners will be released by the 21st of May.
Enfuse team is always happy to promote opportunities for all the start ups.
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Clubs for young people!

Good place for all of you that want to have some fun in a great environment.

 

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Starbucks youth action

Not problems to be solved, young people use their passion to solve problems

This programme inspires and empowers young people from across the UK and Ireland to make a difference in their communities by applying to Starbucks Youth Action for seed funding and volunteer hours from Starbucks partners.  As well as supporting the young people to bring to life the projects that mean the most to them, we also offer training to young people on managing a budget, working with volunteers and project management. At the end of the first year we are supporting over 50 youth-led projects in 10 cities in the UK and Ireland.  Whether it is introducing bee-hives to an inner-city park in Manchester, tackling cyber-bullying in Cardiff or supporting cheer-leaders in Kensington we are committed to supporting young people to make their communities better places to be.

Applications are now open for Starbucks Youth Action 2012.

What you need to do: Check that you meet the eligibility criteria, are you 16-24 years old, and will your project operate within:

      • Greater London
      • Belfast
      • Birmingham
      • Bristol
      • Cardiff
      • Dublin
      • Edinburgh
      • Leeds
      • Manchester

To apply – download this application form and send it by 9am 5 March to starbucksyouthaction@ukyouth.org. Applications received on time will be acknowledged and applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. If you were funded in year one, we cannot support you again, but would love you to support your friends to apply!

 

Don´t miss the opportunity!! Enfuse youth is happy to share this!

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London expedition. Chapter 1: the reasons

LONDON EXPEDITION
Chapter 1. The reasons
By Borja Alonso (Enfuse Youth Social Media Manager)

My name is Borja Alonso and I am the social media manager of Enfuse youth. Our mission is to transform young people passion/enthusiasm into a career they will love. However, today let’s forget about job descriptions as self descriptions, I am writing to tell you how I landed here and why.

As most of you know, Spain is a great country: good weather, friendly people, excellent Mediterranean food, the best football league over the world (Liga BBVA), maybe one of the best western Europe places to go on holidays… Apart from that, nowadays Spain is chasing the highest unemployment ratio ever in its history.  As some resources reveal BBC World News Spain is overtaking 5 million of unemployed workers.

Anyhow, it is not all truth. Since I have knowledge about economic themes: educators, politicians, people around coffee gatherings, … assume that in Spain there is something called “black economy”. This means that some of the business deals are done in the background scenario, so that, the Government can´t count them or even notice they exist. This “businesses” are not paying any tax, VAT or having any kind of security support. A simple example to clarify this point could be the cleaning ladies, plumbers, locksmiths,… These services provided by workers are well known as “black economy” examples. They go to your house to do their stuff and they normally won´t charge you any tax or vat, they will just give you an illegal ticket with no validity.

Ultimately, the unemployment crisis is not that all. Speaking about small deals, who is going to care? But, what about big deals? Those that moves millions of euros, don´t you think controlling this could save lots of job positions? I totally agree. But who is guilty? The Government maybe?

The ‘Black Economy’ applies to the minority, in spite of this fact, the crisis is out there and many families are suffering.

But what are the real reasons for this crisis?

At an international level, this crisis comes from the global recession fuelled from US Sub prime loans.

In addition we also had, and still having, an internal building crisis. As it happened in Netherlands with the tulip crisis or Tulip Mania in 1637. The tulips reached very high prices levels and then suddenly collapsed, they even overtook home prices. This is more or less what happened in Spain in the construction industry.  It became a situation where people could not deal with payments, so this crashed in a chain reaction affecting almost everyone, sooner or later.

These are the reasons why this unemployment peak currently exists in Spain and that´s why I came here, looking for place to live and work.

You may have noticed that there are many young Spanish people in the city of London.Don´t worry we, usually, don´t bite people =). The other day I read an article from a Spanish paper saying that a 25% of 20-25 years old workers have migrated to other countries in order to find a good job. Their favourites destinations were Germany and UK, amongst others.

So here are some details of why Spanish people have to go out there and find an alternative way to survive within this crisis. In terms of how are going to react those hosting countries, no worries, we are very qualified workers. And, for sure, some Spanish warm culture will be welcomed in these countries. And that´s why I landed in Enfuse Youth, where I am doing my best in the social media management and how to adapt the Spanish market thinking into the English one, which is much developed in some fields.  In next episodes I will explain more deeply how did I end in Enfuse youth, how long did take me to find a job in London and what is my feedback so far.

NEXT WEEK

Chapter 2. The HOW

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NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK

For those who are not pretty sure about which direction to take in their careers, here they give you some advice.

Check it out! http://www.nationalcareersweek.com/

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Enfuse Schools Launch for 2012

If your 13-21 and would like an opportunity to develop your life and career opportunities outside school hours then this is for you! Welcome to Enfuse Schools

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